SA Water, on behalf of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, will soon begin planned maintenance at the last of nine River Murray locks scheduled for refurbishment. The works at Lock Seven at Rufus River in New South Wales are expected to take up to 12 weeks to complete.
SA Water’s Senior Manager of River Murray Operations, Garry Fyfe, said during this time, boat users will be unable to pass through the lock.
“We’ve organised for the work to start after the summer school holidays so as to have minimal impact on people visiting and using the river.”
“The project will involve pumping all of the water out of the lock chamber and inspecting and repairing the underwater components as necessary.”
“Refurbishment of the locks is vital to the longevity of the structures and will ensure their continued safe and efficient operation,” Garry said.